The following quote is from the Remembrance Day address by Rabbi Idan Scher at the National Remembrance Day service in Ottawa in 2022.
“It is the soldier, not the minister, who gives us freedom of religion.
It is the soldier, not the poet, who gives us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, who salutes the flag and serves, who allows protesters the freedom to burn the flag.”
Let us all take time to remember and be grateful for those who have sacrificed to preserve our freedoms.